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{How to Get FREE Access to Full PDFs of Research Articles}

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{How to Get FREE Access to Full PDFs of Research Articles}

I was excited to see AAC research mentioned on The Informed SLP: http://www.theinformedslp.com/2016_8_ped/-aac-support-training-for-parents-peers-school-staff

These types of posts typically just lead you to a summary of the research but not the full article. I used to spend tons of time e-mailing friends who work at a university to see if they could get me a copy an article I wanted. Occasionally this worked but often it didn’t and I was often left feeling frustrated. {what good is research if it doesn’t get into the hands of those of us out in the “trenches”?}

I personally can’t afford to subscribe to a ton of different journals but want to stay up to date on best practices. I also don’t work at a university and don’t have time to go to one to get access.

This all changed when one of my virtual AAC peeps let me in on a secret. Did you know there are websites you can use to get FREE access?!

So now I use those websites to get the research articles I am wanting to read.

Here are my go-to websites: http://sci-hub.cc, http://sci-hub.io, http://sci-hub.bz. If one on the list isn’t working, go on to the next one: http://learn-one-thing-a-day.blogspot.com/2012/11/where-to-get-research-papers-for-free.html

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Originally posted this summer on my Facebook page:

 

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Research comparing Autism treatment approaches

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Interesting research comparing Autism treatment approaches. Helpful info in the summary at the end:

* If the child is verbal, has the ability to imitate, has limited social communication, and displays inappropriate or problematic behaviors, Pivotal Response Training may be a promising option for parent training intervention since it encompasses a wide range of target skills.

* If the child has a lack of eye contact and joint attention skills, makes little to no attempts to initiate social interactions, and limited vocabulary, Hanen’s More Than Words may be the best intervention choice since it can accommodate both nonverbal and verbal children with ASD.

* If the child is verbal with initial imitative skills, low MLUs, and significant deficits in expressive language and social initiation skills, Milieu Teaching is a viable option for parent training intervention.

* If the child is has little to no spontaneous speech but has imitative skills, Modified Incidental Teaching Sessions are appropriate choices for intervention.

It does a nice job of looking at other factors to consider (cost, time, preferences of parents and individuals with ASD, availability of training, etc.) when choosing approaches.

See screenshots of key elements in each approach in the comments on this post on my OMazing Kids page:

https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/bitstream/handle/2152/26277/SISAVATH-MASTERSREPORT-2014.pdf?sequence=1

[Note: There are many other Autism treatment approaches (ex: DIR Floortime, TEACCH, ABA Verbal Behavior, etc…) in addition to the ones included in this research. As a SLP, I pick and choose elements based on a particular patient’s needs and what skills I am trying to teach.]
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 26 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.

{Free Printable} Irregular Past Tense Cards & Research on Developmental Sequence

Irregular Past Tense Cards and norms

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I stumbled across research on the developmental sequence for irregular past tense verbs as I was writing new goals for one of my 6 year old patients. I had always found myself a bit frustrated with the existing card decks available to target irregular past tense when first introducing them to young kids. Now I realize why. There is a wide range of ages in which these develop. So I created cards in Boardmaker to target the earliest developing ones. I am also sharing a data collection sheet with the norms included.

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Click here for a 3-page PDF of the cards & data collection sheet:  Free printable cards and data collection sheet for Irregular Past Tense Verbs – ages 3.5 to 6.5

Click here to read the research article: Irregular Past Tense – research on developmental sequence

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 26 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.
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New: Research Roundup on the OMazing Kids Blog

Announcing a new feature on the OMazing Kids Blog: “Research Roundup”.

https://omazingkidsllc.com/research-roundup/

This page is dedicated to sharing research & articles relating to kids wellness, including yoga, with a focus on Autism and other special needs.

Articles are listed in order of publication dates with most recent publications listed first.

When available, I am sharing links to full research articles rather than just the “abstract”.  Advocates and practitioners are cautioned to read more that just an “abstract” in order to understand research study results because abstracts rarely mention any limitations to the study, they report only key findings, and the brevity of the paragraph (typically 120 words) may tend to provide an overly optimistic read of the study and what was found. For more info about reading & understanding research articles: http://www.uky.edu/CRVAW/files/Understanding%20Scientific%20Journal%20Articles.pdf & http://www.womenshealthapta.org/pdfs/HowToResearchArticle.pdf

It includes a full PDF of the latest research on yoga for kids with Autism:

Efficacy of the Get Ready to Learn Yoga Program Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design

By Kristie Patten Koenig, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Anne Buckley-Reen, OTR/L, RYT & Satvika Garg, MS, OTR/L, Published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September/October 2012, Volume 66, Number 5

Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22917120

Full PDF: https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/efficacy-of-the-get-ready-to-learn-yoga-program-among-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-a-pretest-posttest-control-group-design-am-j-occup-ther-2012-sep665538-46.pdf

Feel free to e-mail me at amoorad1@juno.com if you would like to share an article to be posted :)

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist at the JD McCarty Center in Norman, Oklahoma (http://www.jdmc.org/)

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

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